April 28, 2010


i've never used ricotta cheese in cookie dough.. until now.
these cookies are super soft (thanks to the ricotta), lightly lemon, and 100% spring. they were very good, but i'm not really flipping out like i do with so many desserts. you know what i mean. the glaze in particular is what put me off.. note that i'm not even including it below. i picture these cookies better suited to whipped cream and berries, rather than glaze. to be fair, when i tried them unglazed, they were much better. i would definitely use this recipe again.. maybe for a spin on strawberry shortcake.

lemon ricotta cookies
faintly adapted from giada de laurentiis

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 stick butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 (15 oz.) container whole milk ricotta cheese
1 tsp. almond extract
3 T. lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
1 lemon, zested

1. sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. set aside.
2. beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 min.
3. add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until incorporated.
4. add ricotta cheese, almond extract, lemon juice, and zest. beat to combine. beat in dry ingredients.
5. line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, spoon dough onto sheets, about 2 T. per cookie.
6. bake at 375 for 15 minutes. remove from oven and let rest on sheets for 20 minutes.


Christina said...

That's interesting because I made a new cookie recipe on Monday that I would describe in the exact same way: 100% spring, very good, but not flip-out worthy.

I'll keep this in mind next time I'm thinking about strawberry shortcake. : )

Anonymous said...

gosh, you get such amazing light in your kitchen! and you always bake the yummiest-looking things!

Flighty Me said...

your pictures of food make anything seem like it would taste good :)

Renee said...

would they be worthy of trying another glaze on them? they lOOk so yummy, i want them to taste yummy too!

Maria said...

I LOVE these cookies. I have made them several times. I am so glad I found your blog. I am loving it!

Courtney Chow said...

Those look AMAZING.



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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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